DSCork Annual Charity Ball 2016


The 8th fundraising charity ball was held in the beautifully renovated Clayton Silver Springs Hotel on Saturday 5th November.  Chairperson Ray O’Callaghan hosted the event with his wife Brenda.

The sponsorship and the support was, as usual overwhelming and impressive and resulted in interesting auction prizes, raffles and spot prizes.


DSCork was fortunate to have the wonderful Dr. Gerald Kean as MC again this year and he is without doubt,  an entertaining and forceful addition to the evening, and manages to ‘persuade; extra ‘euro’s from willing pockets!

Guests included Ms. Kathleen Lynch, Cllr. Tony Fitzgerald, Deputy Lord Mayor and Mrs. Georgina Fitzgerald and Mr. Michael Mulcahy, Polish Consulate and CEO Hi Magazine.



With nearly 300 in attendance, it was wonderful to see many  adult members of DSCork at the ball and having a great time on the dance floor.  There were some very impressive moves.


DSCork recognises the support of many involved with the organisation from going above and beyond volunteering to organising fundraisers to providing services.

Jim Cuttriss of JC Products received an award for his participation in the extraordinary Race Around Ireland in August, a gruelling 5 day, 2,150 km cycle.  Jim raised €13,500 for DSCork.  Also included in the picture is Robert Hale of Amicus Restaurant who drove the support van for Jim on the cycle.  Robert and Ursula Hale were also sponsors of the ball.


Jim Cuttriss, Robert Hale, Karen O’Sullivan and Ray O’Callaghan

The night was a fantastic success and enormous credit is due to Deirdre Fleming, Chair of the Ball Committee, Noreen Clifford of Clifford Designs, Karen Sargent and Catherine Milton.


Each year, there is some new novel idea introduced to enhance the lively experience of the ball.  This year, Noreen Clifford of Clifford Designs had the novel idea of rebranding the DSCork chocolate bars, supplied by O’Conaill’s Chocolatiers, French Church Street.  Prize tickets were hidden in a select bars at the tables.  The chocolate is a popular fundraiser in companies and schools and the quality chocolate is produced by Casey O’Conaill in Carrigaline. The 2016-11-06-21-34-13chocolate is also popular as wedding favours.  Please contact the office on 021 4300 444 if you would like to find out more.





A very sincere thank you to the staff of the Clayton Hotel and to our many sponsors detailed below:

Adare Manor Golf Club Alex Ferguson & Ian Rush Jerseys Ambassador Hotel, Cork Amicus Restaurant Amy Duant Atlantic Flight Training Academy Bad Boys BBQ Ballymaloe Voucher Barry & Fitzwilliam Barrys Bewleys Blackpool Travel Blarney Windows Blarney Woolen Mills Bottle Of Baileys Boyne Valley Cakes By Ruth.Ie Carl Scarpa Carlow Brewing Company Castlemartyr Resort Celtic Ross Chapel Steps Bandon Clarins Hamper Clayton Hotel Clifden Station House Clifford Designs Cookbooks Cork Airport Hotel Cork Golf Club Cork Opera House Cork on Ice Crag Caves Dalata Hotel Group Plc Denbar Bracelet Dingle Gin Drinagh Pharmacy Dunnes Stores Educogym Erich Stack Photographer Everyman Palace Fitzgeralds Menswear Fota Island Resort Fox Flowers Frank Kelleher, Cranial Osteopath Gary & Paul O’Donovan Guys and Dolls Hi Magazine Imperial Hotel Jacques Restaurant Jameson Kartmania Keanes Jewellery Kieran Hayes Photography Kilkenny Shop Lee Valley Golf Club Liam Sheehan Lily Beauty Lina R Manchester United Tickets X 2 Marriot Hotel – Paris Marriot Hotel – Shelbourne Masterchefs Hospitality Meadows And Byrne Michelle Hennessey Make Up Midleton Distilleries Midleton Park Hotel Minehane’s Chemist Monkstown Golf Club Moores Jewellery Shop Mount Juliet Munster Rugby Musgrave Nandos Nevilles Jewellers No 7 Make Up O’Donovan Marquees Origin Hairsalon Oxygen Hair Salon Paddy’s Whiskey Paper Assist Paul McCourt Artist Perfect Details Poachers Restaurant, Bandon Punchestown Racecourse Red Cove Inn Remington Hairdryer Rimmel Royal Marine Hotel Samui Sandra Cronin Scoozies Seymours Sheena’s Boutique Silver Key Skelligs Chocolates Sun of a Bun Swan Hair Salon Tara O’Donoghue Photography Thalgo Beauty Salon/ Facial The K Club Total Events WOH Photographer


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